The ''Joaquin'' Earbud Croakies
- Keep Your Earbuds Safe When Not In Use
- Comfortably Wraps Around Back Of Your Neck
- Fits All Sized Earbuds
- Handcrafted and Hand-Sewn with Full Grain Leather
- Never Break Another Pair of Earbuds
Length: 8 inches
Width: 0.2 inches
Height: 1.5 inches
Rich, Durable Full Grain Leather
USE & CARE
Over time and with use, the leather will assume a unique patina. If desired, condition with mineral oil or beeswax leather conditioner.
PRODUCTION & DESIGN
The Joaquin (Wah-Keen) is named after the locally famous, bushy bearded, Quetzalteca swilling Guatemala, Joaquin. When you’re doing the stop and chat with that friend you haven’t seen in a while, let your earbuds hang down without trawling them along the ground, dunked in your coffee, breaking the fifth pair of earbuds you’ve bought in 4 weeks. Just plug the buds through the holes, wrap the Joaquin around your neck, and you’re ready to chat with whomever you fancy. Joaquin knows your pain of lost, broken earbuds, so he wants to save you from that hardship from happening ever again. You can thank him later.
A little bit about our product creation...
All of our products are diligently handmade by H&D's local artisans in La Antigua, Guatemala. The durable leather is subtly fire-branded with our signature mark, the Owl. In Guatemala, owls (or 'tecos') are a harbinger of good fortune, which is why we at Hide & Drink want to offer you a continuous source of positive energy and good luck in your home.
The leather we use, originating from our multi-generational family owned supplier, is nothing but Full Grain Leather, the best you can get when it comes to leather. This type of leather comes from the top layer of the hide, and contains all of the grain, hence its name. It's the best leather than you can buy and Hide & Drink is its biggest fan. You can stop looking now, you've found the cream of the crop.
The tanning process is something that we take pride in. Our rustic leather is created through removing the hair, extracting the moisture, taking out the oils and, of course, the natural preservatives. The leather is placed in a large container filled with new oils, coloring and preservatives, and there it takes on its new color and thus its new personality. The finishing process consists of pressing the leather with heated plates, hung up to dry and sprayed and finished with a sealer. Finally, it is pressed once more and then ready for its transformation, in which it is carefully handcrafted by the diligent locals of La Antigua, Guatemala, where our workshop is located.